Spaying

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  • May 16, 2011
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Spaying your cat has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your  cat live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality.

By spaying your female cat, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your cat will help control the cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the cat under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your cat’s vital signs to help ensure her safety. We routinely provide pain management post-operatively to ensure a smooth comfortable recovery. Most cats do go home the same day and do not require an over night stay.

Because we are a cat hospital, we do support TNR protocols. TNR stands for TRAP NEUTER RELEASE. If you are feeding a stray or wild cat that you can not handle or place into a carrier please call us and we will help advise you on a safe way to trap and transport this cat to our clinic. We are well trained and accustomed to dealing with feral cats. We have protocols in place as to our procedure to minimize the stress on the cat and the transporter. Please call us and we can help prevent unwanted kittens if we all work together.

To set up an appointment to have your cat spayed or to learn more about this procedure, call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay your cat, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.